Monthly Archives: March 2017

SiliconDust HDHomerun

The HDHomerun 3 is a TV streamer from 2011. Connect it to a TV signal and it pipes MPEGs over an ethernet connection.  Couple together with a media PC and you have a ‘roll your own’ DVR.  I was using it … Continue reading

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CSR ODDJOB (41B14)

  On the Nokia phone I just looked at is another bare die flip mounted direct to the board. Its the Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) 41B14 a dedicated Bluetooth transceiver.     Getting it off the board I chipped the … Continue reading

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Nokia 6275i

Another CMDA phone this time a Nokia 6275i phone from late 2006 /early 2007 (10 years old). This one has a ( pretty decent for the year) 2M pixel camera.  Around this time Nokia was reputedly the worlds largest camera … Continue reading

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When depots go bad!

Getting the chips out of the package (De-encapsulation) and preparing them for the microscope is in theory a pretty simple process. The chips are usually potted in a plastic compound that to remove requires soaking in hot acid. I use 70% Nitric acid … Continue reading

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